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Laurent Laplaze

                                           Research Director IRD
    UMR DIADE                                                      LMI LAPSE
    911 Avenue Agropolis                    &             Laboratoire Commun de Microbiologie IRD/ISRA/UCAD
    34394 Montpellier cedex 2                            Dakar
    France                                                            Sénégal
                                           laurent.laplaze at ird.fr

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Research Interest


My research focus is on cereals (rice and pearl millet) root system development and interactions with soil microorganisms.

Education

2008

Habilitation, Montpellier II University, France

1999

PhD in Plant Physiology, Montpellier II University, France

1996

Master degree in Molecular and Cellular Plant Physiology, Paris XI University, Orsay, France

1993-1997

Studenship, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

Recent publications
  • Passot S, Gnacko F, Moukouanga D, Lucas M, Guyomarc'h M, Moreno Ortega B, Atkinson J, Niang M, Bennett M, Gantet P, Wells D.M., Guédon Y, Vigouroux Y, Verdeil J-L, Muller B and Laplaze L. 2016. Characterization of pearl millet root architecture and anatomy reveals three types of lateral roots. Front. Plant Sci., 7:829.
  • Goh T., Toyokura K., Wells D.M., Swarup K., Yamamoto M., Mimura T., Weijers D., Fukaki H., Laplaze L., Bennett M.J., Guyomarc'h S. 2016. Quiescent center initiation in the Arabidopsis lateral root primordia is dependent on the SCARECROW transcription factor. Development, 143: 3363-71 .
  • Ngom M., Gray K., Diagne N., Oshone R., Fardoux J., Gherbi H., Hocher V., Svistoonoff S., Laplaze L., Tisa L., Sy M.O. and Champion A. 2016. Symbiotic performance of diverse Frankia strains on salt-stressed Casuarina glauca and Casuarina equisetifolia plants. Front. Plant Sci., 7:1331.
  • Diedhiou A.G., Mbaye F.K., Mbodj D., Ndigue Faye M, Pignoly S., Ndoye I., Djaman K., Gaye S., Kane A., Laplaze L., Manneh B., and Champion A. 2016. Field trials reveal ecotype-specific responses to mycorrhizal inoculation in rice. PLoS One, in press.
  • Hanin M., Ebel C., Ngom M., Laplaze L., and Masmoudi M. 2016. New Insights on plant salt tolerance mechanisms and their potential use for breeding. Front. Plant Sci., 7:1787.
  • Lavenus J., Guyomarc’h S., Laplaze L. 2016. PIN transcriptional regulation shapes root system architecture. Trends in Plant Sciences, 21: 175-177.
  • Voß U., Wilson M., Kenobi K., Gould P., Robertson F., Peer W.A., Lucas M., Swarup K., Casimiro I., Holman T., Wells D., Peret B., Goh T., Fukaki H., Hodgman C., Laplaze L., Halliday K., Ljung K., Murphy A., Hall A., Webb A., and Bennett M.J. 2015. Lateral root organ initiation re-phases the circadian clock in Arabidopsis thaliana. Nature Communications, 6:7641.
  • Laplaze L., Lucas M., Champion A. 2015. Rhizobial root hair infection requires auxin signaling. Trends in Plant Sciences, 20: 332-334.
  • Champion A., Lucas M., Tromas A., Vaissayre V., Crabos A., Diédhiou I., Prodjinoto H., Moukouanga D., Pirolles E., Cissoko M., Bonneau J., Gherbi H., Franche C., Hocher V., Svistoonoff S. and Laplaze L. 2015. Inhibition of auxin signaling in Frankia-infected cells in Casuarina glauca nodules leads to increased nodulation. Plant Physiology, 167: 1149-1157.
  • Lavenus J., Goh T., Guyomarc'h S., Hill K., Lucas M., Voss U., Kenobi K., Wilson M., Farcot E., Hagen G., Guilfoyle T.J., Fukaki H., Laplaze L., and Bennett M.J. 2015. Inference of the Arabidopsis lateral root gene regulatory network reveals a bifurcation mechanism that defines primordia flanking and central zones. The Plant Cell, 27:1368-1388.
  • Larrieu A., Champion A., Legrand J., Lavenus J., Mast D., Brunoud G., Oh J., Guyomarc’h S., Pizot M., Farmer E.E., Turnbull C., Vernoux T., Bennett M.J., Laplaze L. 2015. A fluorescent hormone biosensor reveals the dynamics of jasmonate signalling in plants. Nature Communications, 6: 6043.
  • Imanishi L., Perrine-Walker F., Ndour A., Vayssieres A., Conejero G., Lucas M., Champion A., Laplaze L., Wall L. and Svistoonoff S. 2014. Role of auxin during intercellular infection of Discaria trinervis by Frankia. Frontiers in Plant Science, 5:399. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00399
  • Ahmadi N., Audebert A., Bennett M.J., Bishopp A., Costa de Oliveira A., Courtois B., Diedhiou A., Diévart A., Gantet P., Ghesquière A., Guiderdoni E., Henry A., Inukai Y., Kochian L., Laplaze L., Lucas M., Luu D.T., Manneh B., Mo X., Muthurajan R., Périn C., Price A., Robin S., Sentenac H., Sine B, Uga Y., Véry A.A., Wissuwa M., Wu P., Xu J. 2014. The roots of future rice harvests. Rice, 7: 29.
  • Diagne N., Arumugam K., Ngom M., Nambiar-Veetil M., Franche C., Narayanan K.K., and Laplaze L. 2013. Use of Frankia and actinorhizal plants for degraded lands reclamation. BioMed Research International, Article ID : 948258.
  • Fahr M., Laplaze L., Bendaou N., Hocher V., El Mzibri M., Bogusz D. 2013. Effect of lead on root growth. Frontiers in Plant Science, 4: 175.
  • Lavenus J., Goh T., Roberts I., Guyomarc’h S., Lucas M., De Smet I., Fukaki H., Beeckman T., Bennett M. and Laplaze L. 2013. Lateral root development in Arabidopsis: fifty shades of auxin. Trends in Plant Sciences, 18(8): 450-458.
  • Auguy F., Fahr M., Moulin P., Brugel A., Laplaze L., El Mzibri M., Filali-Maltouf A., Doumas P. and Smouni A. 2013.Lead tolerance and accumulation in Hirschfeldia incana, a Mediterranean Brassicaceae from metalliferous mine spoils. PLoS One, 8(5): e61932.
  • Wells D.M., Laplaze L., Bennett M., and Vernoux T. 2013. Biosensors for phytohormone quantification: challenges, solutions and opportunities. Trends in Plant Sciences, 18(5): 244-249.
  • Lucas M., Kenobi K., von Wangenheim D., Voss U., Swarup K., De Smet I., van Damme D., Lawrence T., Péret B., Moscardi E., Barbeau D., Godin C., Salt D., Guyomarc’h S., Stelzer E.H.K., Maizel A., Laplaze L. and Bennett M. 2013. Lateral root morphogenesis is dependent on the mechanical properties of the overlaying tissues. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA., 110:5229-5234.
  • Tromas A., Parizot B., Diagne N., Champion A., Hocher V., Cissoko M., Crabos A., Prodjinoto H., Lahouze B., Bogusz D., Laplaze L., and Svistoonoff S. 2012. Heart of endosymbioses: transcriptomics reveals a conserved genetic program among arbuscular mycorrhizal, actinorhizal and legume-rhizobial symbioses. PLoS One, 7: e44742.
  • Péret B., Swarup K., Ferguson A., Seth M., Yang Y., Dhondt S., James N., Casimiro I., Perry P., Syed A., Yang H., Reemmer J., Venison E., Howell C., Perez-Amador M., Yun J., Alonso J., Beemster G.T.S., Laplaze L., Murphy A., Bennett M.J., Nielsen E., and Swarup R. 2012. AUX/LAX genes encode a family of auxin influx transporters that perform distinct function during Arabidopsis development. The Plant Cell, 24: 2874-2885.
  • Federici F., Dupuy L., Laplaze L., Heisler M., and Haseloff J. 2012. Integrated genetic and computation methods for in planta cytometry. Nature Methods, 9: 483-485.
  • De Smet I., White P., Bengough G.A., Dupuy L., Parizot B., Casimiro I., Heidstra R., Laskowski M., Lepetit M., Hochholdinger F., Draye X., Broadley M., Péret B., Zhang H., Hammond J.P., Fukaki H., Mooney S., Lynch J.P., Nacry P., Schurr U., Laplaze L., Benfey P., Beeckman T. and Bennett M. 2012. Analyzing lateral root development: how to move forward. The Plant Cell, 24: 15-20.
  • Guyomarc’h S., Léran S., Auzon-Cape M., Perrine-Walker F., Lucas M., Laplaze L. 2012. Early development and gravitropic response of lateral roots in Arabidopsis thaliana. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B, 367: 1509-1516.
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